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A blog for parents of children in Owl Class - starting reception 2020-21.

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  • next week's meetings

    Published 19/07/20, by Helen Ingle

    We are really looking forward to meeting up with you next week. Please arrive at the appointment time and wait outside the Hive (wooden building next to the entrance gate) and we will come and meet you.

    The ordered school uniform has arrived and is ready for you to collect at the meeting.

    Take Care

    Mrs Mellor and Mrs Ingle


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  • Meet the teachers

    Published 24/06/20, by Helen Ingle

    As part of your child's transition to school we are planning to invite you and your child for a visit during the week 20th-24th July.

    The purpose of this meeting is for you and your child  to meet us, have a look at the learning environment and tell us any information about your child which will help with their transition.

    We hope most of your questions will have been answered by reading the School Handbook and the powerpoint which is on the Owl Blog. 

    We will have picture books available for your child to look at during the meeting but they won't be able to interact with the environment in the usual way. Both parents can attend with their child along with siblings if necessary.

    We will meet one family at a time for approximately 10-15 minutes.

    Time slots will be available between 2.30pm and 5.30pm Monday-Friday from 20th -24th July. An online booking system will be put in place and available shortly. We will text you when this is live.

    We are looking forward to meeting you.

    Mrs Mellor and Mrs Ingle


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  • Starting School Information

    Published 17/06/20, by Helen Ingle

    A big hello to all our new owls. We are so excited to be welcoming you to our school. Please find two links and an attached booklet below with lots of information to get you ready for starting school in September. 

    It would be really helpful if you could email us with details of which pre school provision your child attends so we can get in touch with them for transition information.

    We will be phoning everyone over the next couple of weeks but if you have any urgent questions please email us at

    Mrs Mellor and Mrs Ingle

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  • Welcome from Mr Cresswell!

    Published 08/06/20, by Peter Cresswell

    We are delighted that you have chosen Crossdale and look forward to working with you over the coming months to ensure your child has the best possible start to school life. Whether this is your first child joining Crossdale, or you have had other children pass through our school, we know how important it is that you get all the information you need to prepare for school life.

    The current coronavirus situation means our transition will need to be different this year - we typically arrange pupil visits and parents' meetings to share information and help you and your child get a feel for life at Crossdale. As such,  the meeting we had planned for the 16th June will not go ahead. However, we will be sharing information and contacting you over the next week or so in a range of different ways:

    • Your child will be in 'Owl Class'. We have created a blog here and have subscribed you so you should get emails when it is updated.
    • There is an email address - - which will be live from 15th June where you can send questions about transition  arrangements for September (Please allow up to a working week for a reply)
    • Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor will  be contacting you by phone to touch base and get to know you and your child a little better.
    • We have prepared a powerpoint with key information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum,  which will be shared on this blog next week.
    • Miss Cuttell in the office will be contacting you about issues linked to administration (Please complete the pupil data form she has sent previously if you haven't done so already)
    • We frequently update the school website, so have a browse if you have time and would like to learn more about the school.

    I'm sure you understand that the government's plans for schools in September have not been announced, but as soon as they are we will update you.

    Please let us know us if there are any adjustments we need to make to support you as we plan for September. We hope you and your child will enjoy your years at Crossdale, and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our ‘family’!

    Kind regards,

    Mr Cresswell


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  • Welcome to the Owl Class Blog!

    Published 07/06/20, by Padraig McKenna

    This blog will be used to share updates, news and information for parents of children in Owl Class - our reception class starting in September 2020.

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